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Thread: 21 Jump Street (Phil Lord & Chris Miller)

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    I'll gladly be #18. This was a great time. The scene in the mall with the neighbor lady slayed me.

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    I'm not willing to give the movie a 'nay' but the third act is truly awful and nearly ruins the entire experience.

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    This was fun. Nothing revelatory or particularly memorable, but a good time. Supplier reveal was lame, as were some of the more crude moments just for the sake of shock. Some jokes were too blatantly telegraphed, killing the punch. Still, Hill has never been more tolerable, and he had great chemistry with Tatum, who definitely excelled. The movie was at its best when it was simply reveling in its own absurdity.

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    Much funnier than I expected, even after all the good buzz. Also, Brie Larson needs to be in more stuff.

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    Tatum is terrific in this. He's wasting his time with any action movie he's in from now on.

    And Depp's scene is also great, minus everything else that doesn't involve him.

    And that kind of sums up the movie. Hill's subplot is absurd. It overplays some of its jokes, and peters out. I won't nay it, because of Tatum mostly. But it's almost there. Guess it's good we have our multi yay/nay system.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Guess it's good we have our multi yay/nay system.

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    I just didn't want to do it on my own.


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    A pleasant enough diversion, I suppose (given that it could have been much worse), but the film's lack of empathy for any female character was dispiriting. While it's noteworthy that the film isn't mean-spirited about gay panic, every woman here is a variation on the shrewish female (especially the other underground cops).

    The film's metaness also frequently kills any of the attendant humor (Offerman's bit about the location or the "will or won't this blow up" mentality)... it works much better when just concentrating on Tatum's character. I also would have liked to see the film explore cliques beyond just the jock/brains divide, especially since it noted the goths, hipsters, and esoteric Asian cliques.
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
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    Quote Quoting dreamdead (view post)
    I also would have liked to see the film explore cliques beyond just the jock/brains divide, especially since it noted the goths, hipsters, and esoteric Asian cliques.
    Well the "hipster" cyclist guy was one of the main characters (at least of the HS kids) so not sure how you see this brain/jock divide. That was one of the funniest/main points of the movie. I don't even remember any jocks other than Tatum's fake jock who wound up hanging out with the brains.
    Ratings on a 1-10 scale for your pleasure:

    First Man - 8
    A Star Is Born (2018) - 7
    Venom - 6
    Sixteen Candles - 7
    A Simple Favor - 7
    The Predator - 5
    The Godfather - 10
    Touch of Evil - 8
    BlacKkKlansman - 6
    Eighth Grade - 8

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    Funny enough, though the dick humor grew awfully stale, as did the film predictably having-its-cake-and-eating-it-too concerning the meta humor. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was better.
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    Furious 7 (Wan) **˝
    Hard Times (Hill) ****˝
    Another 48 Hrs. (Hill) ***
    /48 Hrs./ (Hill) ***˝
    The Extraordinary Adventures of Adčle Blanc-Sec (Besson) ***
    /Unknown/ (Collet-Serra) ***˝
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    Comedies like these play much better on the big screen with a fun audience ya'll.
    Ratings on a 1-10 scale for your pleasure:

    First Man - 8
    A Star Is Born (2018) - 7
    Venom - 6
    Sixteen Candles - 7
    A Simple Favor - 7
    The Predator - 5
    The Godfather - 10
    Touch of Evil - 8
    BlacKkKlansman - 6
    Eighth Grade - 8

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    I thought this movie worked very well when it focused on the high school and the cops going undercover there. Tatum was great, and both leads played off each other really well. I liked how Hill started to regress.

    Then they had to go and add boring cop-movie staples, a pointless car chase and a shootout at the end that really have no place in the world of undercovers at a high school. This would have been a much better movie without anything to do with the actual gang (1% percenters? really?).

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    Quote Quoting Mr. McGibblets (view post)
    1% percenters? really?
    I :lol: 'ed.
    Ratings on a 1-10 scale for your pleasure:

    First Man - 8
    A Star Is Born (2018) - 7
    Venom - 6
    Sixteen Candles - 7
    A Simple Favor - 7
    The Predator - 5
    The Godfather - 10
    Touch of Evil - 8
    BlacKkKlansman - 6
    Eighth Grade - 8

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    Fun. Some of the jokes fell flat, sure, but the movie has a remarkably consistent tone (even when a joke bombs, it didn't rip me out of the scene) and the pacing was perfect.

    Found the high school chemistry stuff the funniest. The chase scenes felt oddly fresh just by switching up the cars (dual control drivers ed was inspired).

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    This was really funny!

    Great to see Tatum so well utilized finally, but I thought Dave Franco stole the show.

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    Utterly hilarious, even though the final act felt a bit flat, although it still had some great jokes. This movie worked great as a comedy, and as a wonderful play on cop action movie cliches. I like how it noted that so many buddy cop movies have gay undertones, and Tatum and Hill had excellent chemistry together. In fact, Tatum displayed a rather fine knack for comedy, and I hope he makes more of them in the future. The scene where the two of them tripped out on drugs was one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life. Its been a while since I viewed a comedy that made me laugh that hard, and it was refreshing, actually.

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    This was bad. I found the winky-wink meta-ness of it all really obnoxious and self-satisfied and not funny. The third act seems irredeemably awful to me--actually, basically everything from the first car chase on, so more like the whole second half of the movie. It was sorta okay at first, but then it just kept going on and on...

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    This movie was funny, guys.

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